Remarks at the State House Plaza in Des Moines, Iowa
I suppose you have been listening a long time to what I have to say, and there is not much I can add that would help at this hour of night. On the other hand, I am glad to have opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate the welcome you have extended to Mrs. Hoover and me on return to our native State. We have seen today nothing but the outpourings of affection and welcome. I cannot recall any time in my life when I was so stimulated and encouraged as by the support I have found here in my home State.
I thank you.
Note: The President spoke to an audience estimated at 2,500 people. The President visited the plaza following his remarks at the Shrine Auditorium.
Herbert Hoover, Remarks at the State House Plaza in Des Moines, Iowa Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207761